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GM’s CEO Mary Barra just shared some interesting insight into how the company’s self-driving division is run

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

GM reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 earnings on Wednesday, beating analysts’ estimates and sending shares up about 4%...

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Self-driving cars could be great for the tire industry

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars could change everything. More than a century of humans behind the wheel could come to end, posing significant challenges...

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Unlike most of US, autonomous vehicles in the UK won’t require riders

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News

As soon as this year, self-driving cars in the UK could be truly driverless. That is, except for the remote control driver monitoring the...

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GM’s spending on autonomous vehicles comes in below forecast

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

General Motors spent much less than it expected last year on its GM Cruise autonomous vehicle operations. As part of its 2018 earnings...

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Trucking tech finds a home at CES

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Technology, Trucks

I’m a sucker for today’s consumer technology. Being able to yell at a puck-sized device from across the room to play a specific song, turn...

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2020 Volkswagen Passat to offer ‘partially automated driving,’ wireless Apple CarPlay in Europe

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

When Volkswagen’s European-spec 2020 Passat makes its appearance at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month, it’ll showcase more...

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Autonomous valet parking

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

City parking is coveted and often quite hard to find. Sometimes people walk blocks from a parking garage just to get to their desired...

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What retailers should be thinking about self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Ride-share company Lyft is conducting an experiment with technology company Aptiv in which real customers are taken on their Lyft rides in...

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EMC design in tomorrow’s semi- and fully autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

With the introduction first of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and other semi-autonomous driving technologies, and now with live...

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Ford tests light-based visual language to help autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what each other is doing. But how...

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Hidden technology that makes autonomous vehicles possible

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving vehicles are the latest craze in both the tech and automotive industries. Autonomous vehicles are the future, proving that as...

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Self-driving vehicles need long development before general use

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

While areas such as Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are actively researching the development of autonomous vehicles, they are not likely to...

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Government moves forward on advanced trials for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

In a strong signal of support for the UK automotive and technology industries, the government has announced today (6 February 2019) that a...

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Huawei and the 5G revolution: A look at other countries

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, Technology

5G will soon be launched in Singapore, elsewhere in Asia and beyond, promising a revolution in connectivity speeds, new entertainment...

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BMW iNEXT undergoes winter trial tests: advancing the future of driving pleasure at the polar circle

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The future of driving pleasure is approaching fast and the BMW iNEXT takes the next hurdle of its path to serial production maturity. The...

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Waymo is nearing Robocar deal with Renault-Nissan alliance

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo is in advanced talks to develop autonomous cars with Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., according to people...

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Alphabet’s Waymo focuses on expanding self-driving car reach

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Alphabet’s (GOOGL – Get Report) (GOOG – Get Report) making news Tuesday thanks to the company reporting its fiscal...

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PSA granted license to test self-driving vehicle in China

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News

PSA Group has obtained a license from local authorities to test an autonomous vehicle on roads in the southwest China municipality of...

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Self-driving truck startup Ike raises $52 million

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck...

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Intellectual property megatrends in era of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

What business models should the auto industry consider relative to Intellectual property as autonomous vehicles proliferate? Roya Ghafele,...

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